A modern public health workforce is essential to harnessing the power of new technologies that promote better, faster public health data. A well-trained workforce is the foundation for continuing to support healthy communities.
As we continue our evolution into a 21st-century health ecosystem, a robust and diverse workforce that includes engaged clinical and technical professionals is essential to realize the full potential of this transformation.
The growing interest among policymakers and practitioners for data and information about population health and health-related issues indicates the need for enhanced analytical methods and cross-sector data exchange to support evidence-based policymaking and legislation. This shift also calls for training, peer exchanges and the creation of new positions for data scientists, strategists, epidemiologists and informaticists.